Toyota Century

Debut: 1997
Maker: Toyota
Predecessor: no


Century is the local-bounded model which topped the company's model range. Since 1967, it did not received any significant modification until recently. The 1997 version boosted by a larger body and an amazing 5 litres V12 (Japan's first V12) with 48 valves and variable valve timing. Like other powerful Japanese engines, it is voluntarily bounded to 280hp, but accompany with astonishing 355lbft of torque. Without doubt, its suspensions are tuned to be very soft while the driver appeal is..... those Japanese enterprise directors won't drive the Century by themselves !
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Specifications




General remarks

Century


Layout
Front-engined, RWD


Chassis
Steel monocoque


Body
Mainly steel


Length / width / height 5270 / 1890 / 1475 mm

Wheelbase 3025 mm

Engine
V12, 60-degree


Capacity
4996 cc


Valve gears
DOHC 48 valves, VVT


Induction
-


Other engine features
-


Max power
280 hp


Max torque
355 lbft


Transmission
4-speed automatic


Suspension layout
F: double-wishbone
R: multi-link


Suspension features
Adaptive air springs


Tyres front/rear
225/60HR16


Kerb weight
1990 kg


Top speed
-


0-60 mph (sec)
-


0-100 mph (sec)
-


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